Accelerate Business Performance
Precise Application Performance Platform
Today’s internet-enabled applications demand peak performance, especially under burst loads when business consequences are greatest. Multi-tiered architectures centered on J2EE-compliant application servers provide the functionality needed to meet these demands. The Precise Platform provides specialized features to ensure that your IT infrastructure withstands business demands and supports growth.
- End-to-end transaction visibility quickly isolates issues anywhere in the stack
- Recommended corrective actions speed time to resolution
- Historical analysis and trending discovers potential issues before they occur
- Database stores contextual details to correlate transactions with business issues
- Scalable performance for mission-critical business processes
- Multi-platform support spans a diverse range of system clients
End-to-End Transaction Visibility
Variations in usage patterns, user demands, platforms, architectures, components, and customizations all play their part in undermining performance. The Precise Platform collects transaction performance information across all key technology tiers including applications,virtualization, server, databases, and storage. This end-to-end view allows IT to have visibility across their entire environment through a single application.
Recommended Corrective Actions
Reduce time to repair issues with the Precise Platform customer problem knowledge base. The knowledge base consists of real customer case data that is constantly updated. By learning from past problems for other customers, the Precise Platform can quickly identify issues, suggest a list of “prime suspects,” recommend corrective actions and even provides answers to “what-if” scenarios to assess the impact before you make a change.
Historical Analysis and Trending
The only thing better than fixing performance problems quickly, is preventing them altogether. The Precise Platform can store and process months of history (quarter-end / year-end closing) in its performance warehouse, tracking and comparing behavior and seasonal trends over long periods of time. This means problems can be identified and fixed before they actually impact performance.
Performance Management Database
The Precise Platform works by tracking the path of transactions through all tiers of virtual and physical infrastructure and stores both the business context and performance details in a centralized repository, the Precise Management Database (PMDB). The platform then automatically correlates transactions with users, databases, devices, files, and objects being accessed to identify performance problems anywhere within the environment.
From the world’s largest financial institutions to complex health care organizations, customers trust the Precise Platform to perform and scale to millions of transactions on their most critical business systems.
The Precise Platform measures the end-user experience starting from the browser and tracks it through all tiers of virtual and physical infrastructure – application to database to storage. The platform empowers IT to intelligently monitor and optimize performance for custom software and for leading enterprise application, such as SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Siebel, and more.
The dashboard is an easy-to-use tool for visualizing the overall health and status of all monitored systems. It provides support for detailed views of individual application servers, organizations, locales and other entities as well as top-level summary views of multiple systems.
Instantly Detect Performance Bottlenecks
The Precise Platform couples in-depth knowledge of your J2EE application with expert system technology to instantly isolate the root cause of performance problems and recommend actionable correction advice. With a single mouse click, staff in QA and production environments are able to quickly identify and resolve performance problems – capabilities that were once the sole domain of engineering and development groups.
Identify and Instrument Hotspots Automatically
The Precise Platform’s adaptive instrumentation tool ensures that all of an application’s “hot spots” are identified and instrumented automatically without costly application server restarts. Development, QA, and production teams no longer have to spend days or weeks trying to isolate the problem areas of their J2EE applications. Adaptive instrumentation automatically maps the various application components, then adjusts and learns as changes are made to the application. This ensures maximum visibility with the lowest possible overhead.
Customize Data Display
Communicating problems efficiently helps speed the time from problem detection to correction. The Precise Platform provides a customizable operational dashboard. Users can define the metrics they want to see (such as Response Time, Work Time, and JVM Status), and organize and display them on multiple user-defined tabs. The dashboard is role-based and can provide different views to each user.
Designed for Production
The Precise Platform is designed to run in production and scale to meet the variable needs of Java applications and deployments. Low-overhead, high-precision technology allows the agents to run in production to gain maximum application visibility without impacting storage or performance. The Precise Platform extracts performance metrics from the underlying operating system to correlate CPU usage with Java application components and specific end-user transaction requests. It also leverages the unique vantage point of the middle tier to associate user requests with database activity, enabling it to isolate scalability bottlenecks between the middle tier and the database tier. The Precise Platform can also help identify class contention, report on exceptions thrown, and diagnose memory leaks.
Automated Application Management
The Precise Platform automates the manual process of collecting and correlating performance information for business transactions as they pass through complex IT landscapes including third-party applications, databases, and storage. This eliminates the need for invasive, error-prone traces.
Enterprise Resource Planning Applications
Performance issues affecting ERP applications can translate to lost revenue and lost business if not resolved quickly. Many organizations have tools to track performance for ERP applications, yet still find out about slow performance through end-user complaints. The Precise Platform monitors and measures end-user experience from click to storage across SAP, PeopleSoft, and Oracle Applications better than native tools through your technology stack.
The Precise Platform helps application support teams determine whether or not the root cause of poor end-user experience can be found in the application tier or somewhere else in the technology stack. From there, the Precise Platform can give recommendations on how to resolve issues in the fastest manner possible.